President Donald Trump has more respect and gratitude for our troops in his pinky finger than Obama has in his entire body.
Trump gave a heartfelt ‘thank you’ message to the United States troops in a video call on Thursday. He praised them and expressed just how much he respects them.
“We totally support you. In fact, we love you,” Trump said, “We really do, we love you.”
“Everybody’s talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up,” he continued, “We opened it up to go ahead, we’re gonna fight to win. We’re not fighting anymore to just walk around, we’re fighting to win.”
Trump noted that the fight against the Islamic State was turning in America’s favor, as city after city formerly held by ISIS is recaptured. But this progress, according to Trump, is partly because rules of engagement under previous administrations had hamstrung troops from carrying out their jobs.
Trump also mentioned progress in Afghanistan, as he recently authorized a troop increase to the region.
“We’re really winning, we know how to win,” Trump continued, “But we have to let you win, they weren’t letting you win before. They were letting you play even. We’re letting you win.”
Trump also gave another message to Americans, encouraging them to also give thanks to our troops who are spending their Thanksgiving overseas and can’t go home.
“We are eternally grateful for their courage, heroism and sacrifice,” Trump concluded.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2017